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Rutland's history began in 1686, when this twelve-square-mile tract of land was purchased from the Naquag Indians at a cost of 80[ per square acre. Since then, this once small Massachusetts village has continued to flourish into the rural town it is today. In Rutland, local author Bernice M. Anderson invites you to explore the history of the town during the period from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Discover Main Street, the Bartlett Hotel, and the Old Fire Barn as they were at the turn of the century. See Rutland as it celebrates Independence Day, summer after…mehr

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Rutland's history began in 1686, when this twelve-square-mile tract of land was purchased from the Naquag Indians at a cost of 80[ per square acre. Since then, this once small Massachusetts village has continued to flourish into the rural town it is today. In Rutland, local author Bernice M. Anderson invites you to explore the history of the town during the period from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Discover Main Street, the Bartlett Hotel, and the Old Fire Barn as they were at the turn of the century. See Rutland as it celebrates Independence Day, summer after summer, and learn about the community's strength in times of tragedy, including the tornado that tore through Rutland in the early hours of a summer morning in 1953.
Autorenporträt
Bernice Anderson's love for the town and her interest in preserving the past are evident in Rutland. With this book, Anderson has created a wonderful tribute to the people who have worked and played here. These pictures and the accompanying text provide the reader with a fascinating and insightful look into the past that will appeal to both the life-long resident and the first-time visitor.